Overview of the Therapeutic Spiral Model ?

The Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) was developed over many years by Dr. Kate Hudgins, TEP, and many colleagues and collaborators, for the safe use of psychodrama with survivors of trauma. It is grounded in sound theory as well as the latest developments in and understanding of the neurobiology of the traumatic experience. Please visit www.drkatehudgins.com for a more detailed description as well as many articles and references. Mario is a certified Trainer in TSM.

Format: This workshop consists of didactic presentation, experiential activity, and discussion/processing as it presents an overview of TSM. Although the workshop will provide participants with many important tools that are immediately usable, the safe and effective utilization of action therapies with survivors of trauma requires more than a single training experience. Follow-up training opportunities through MAU and Therapeutic Spiral International are available.

Participants: This workshop is specifically for human service providers, psychodramatists, and/or drama therapists who work with survivors of trauma.

Outcomes – Participants will be able to:

  • describe the various TSM safety structures;
  • explain the basic principles of the Trauma Survivors Intrapsychic Role Atom;
  • demonstrate techniques for working with Prescriptive Roles of Restoration, Observation, and Containment;
  • list the TSM types of dramas; and,
  • explain the basic elements of the neurobiology of trauma.

Logistics: This workshop can be offered as a full-day workshop with 6-7 hours of workshop time that includes a lunch break, a two-day workshop with 6-7 hours the first day and 5-6 the second, or a full weekend, including a Friday night introduction. Start and end times are negotiable. Space needs include a room that is large enough to accommodate the people involved that has movable chairs with tables off to the side.